Sweet sour and crunchy. Can it get any better?
I don’t think so. Except if you add warming spices. Then it just hits the spot.
This apple pie is so satisfying and perfect for those days you need something extra sweet and delicious. Make this when you crave your favourite apple pie, and you will satisfy your craving with a delicious, healthy and guilt-free slice.
This made the day even better and brighter. It was already a good day though, even though the weather was crazy! It was so snowy and windy, but we love the snow because it brightens up the otherwise dark Reykjavík in the winter. Coming home from school and making this apple pie together was a perfect ending of the day and we enjoyed every bite, after eating a huge salad together.
The ingredients for the apple pie are:
2 granny smith apples
1 pink lady apple
1 cup soft dates, soaked in 1/2 cup of water
Juice from 2 mandarins
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup dry dates
1/3 cup mulberries
2 soft dates
Pomegranate and mulberries for garnishing
Start blending your soaked dates with the soaking water, mandarin juice, and spices in your blender until it’s super smooth. Add water as needed, until you reach the perfect consistency. Not too thick, not to liquidy.
Next, take your dry dates, mulberries and process them in your food processor until it’s crumbly like a cookie dough. Add your two soft dates and process until everything sticks together.
Now peel your apples and slice VERY thinly using a mandoline slicer. If you don’t have a mandoline, you can use a peeler to make thin strips.
Now you can start pressing the crumbly date-mulberry crust to the bottom of your plates, and layering the apple slices and date caramel sauce alternately on top. Make a beautiful pie and garnish it with mulberries and pomegranate seeds, or whatever you like!
Let it stand for 20-30 minutes before devouring, so the apples can soften and soak in the date sauce and become soft and ooey gooey yummy and delicious.
Don’t skip the pomegranate seeds! They add a perfect crunch and freshness that take this pie to the next level! You could also substitute it with raspberries or blueberries!
Erna & Lilja